Sometimes you write a story, and regardless of the mountain of rejections you get from agents, or the kindly-worded, yet heart-breaking, passes from publishers, you just can't bring yourself to give up on it. For whatever reason, the story continues to float around aimlessly in the back of your mind, and so every so often, you take it out, read a few chapters of it, and you remember why.
This is what happened with SPARK.
I started the book almost three years ago. During those three years ago, I queried it to an inch of its life, got an agent, went on two rounds of submissions with it, left my agent for it, and started submitting it to [carefully selected] small presses. My goal was always just to find a good home for my baby. I wanted a reputable small press. One with beautiful covers, great editing, fair contracts, and--for lack of a better term--good people. And I'm happy to announce that I found that with Red Adept Publishing.
SPARK (title to change) will be published!! I can't even begin to explain how excited I am (and a bit terrified at the same time, if I'm being honest). A release date hasn’t been determined yet, but it’ll probably be around late fall/early winter. It'll be available in e-book, print, and (eventually) audio formats.
I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to those of you who've supported me, in one way or another, from the beginning. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
Congratulations, that's fantastic news! :-DReplyDelete
THAT IS AMAZING!!! I'm so freakin' happy for you! I hope you'll blog the journey as you is published. We all want to follow along. Mazel tov!!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!! I will definitely be taking you all along for the ride :)Delete
YAYAYAYAY!! You don't know how happy this makes me. I've been rooting for you for a long time, and despite the setbacks you've encountered, I knew someday your time will come. And that time is NOW! Congrats, my dear!! ❤️ReplyDelete
You HAVE been rooting for me for a long time, and you don't know how much that means to me :) Thank you for everything--reading that early, first chapter; all your support . . . I can't thank you enough :)ReplyDelete
Welcome to RAP! I look forward to reading your novel!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Kimberly!Delete
Happy Dance!!! So glad you found a home for that MS. I LOVED it as I do all your stories. SO happy and proud of you for not giving up on that story. You're gut is usually right. Slow and steady wins the race, girl. Love ya!ReplyDelete
Awww, thanks Suzanne. You've been such a big supporter of my work, and I'll never be able to thank you enough for all your kind words and awesome crits!! Love you, too!!!Delete
Wow, congratulations! I really admire your tenacity and belief in your story. Wishing you all the best with its release!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!!Delete